Bible Reading: Numbers 13:1-3, 17-33
Thursday 30 June 2016
In our Bible Reading today, God told Moses to send spies into the Promised Land. These spies were to learn what the land and the people were like.
Moses sent twelve spies into the land. These men found delicious fruit and a land filled with good things. But they also found something else — giants!
When the twelve spies returned, only Joshua and Caleb gave a good report. They thought that the Israelites could conquer the land with God’s help. But the other ten men were afraid. Because they did not have faith in God, the Israelites had to wander in the desert for forty years.
Sometimes we do not do what God wants us to do. Why? Because we are afraid. We are afraid to tell someone about Jesus or give our money to the church or lead a Bible study. But we should not be afraid. God will be with us and help us.
I hope that you will have faith like Joshua and Caleb today. —NM
Numbers 13:30b [Caleb said,] “We should go up and take that land for ourselves. We can easily take that land.”
PRAYER: Loving God, thank You for giving us courage when we are afraid. In Jesus’ name. Amen.